Ten FIDY (Whiskey Barrel) | Oskar Blues Grill & Brew

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Ten FIDY (Whiskey Barrel)Ten FIDY (Whiskey Barrel)

Brewed by:
Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
Colorado, United States | website

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by LilBeerDoctor on 12-27-2008

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Reviews: 92 | Ratings: 490
Reviews by chefmikeanderson:
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4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A: super black with mocha colored head

S: has a tootsie roll with dark raisin. not to much whiskey in there but super roasty

T: its a tootsie roll still but a caramelized one. the raisin is still there but there is a bunch of burnt going on with tons of sweetness to balance it out. super super smooth

M: really mouth filling and crazy smooth. just enough carbonation to keep it fun

D: Its really ridiculous how smooth the beer is but how it still has so much flavor. such a small amount of whiskey is shown in this beer but the affects it has on it are awesome. the drinkability is really nice. no big sweetness or high alcohol heat slowing me down here. just smooth flavor thats about it

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Photo of SteveB24
4.85/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look-Color is black as night, pours an unexpected finger and a half of fluffy tan head that retains well.
Smell-Tons of milk chocolate, with a hint of vanilla from the barrels.
Taste-lots of creamy, sweet milk chocolate, a touch of vanilla too., no booze at all.
Feel-Amazing feel, very creamy and chewy, almost has a fluffy, pillowy quality, without being oily.
Overall-fantastic beer. worth seeking out.

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Photo of DavyJones
4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of t2grogan
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of delaced21
4.54/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of blitz134
4.28/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Absolutely pitch black with an 1/8" of persistant dark tan head. Coated the glass with a super thick layer but couldn't hold on to form any lacing. The beer is so thick that the head that formed on the side of the glass took about 2 minutes to reach the surface. It formed this "reverse-Guiness" effect as it rose.

Strong bourbon and alcohol in the nose. Milk chocolate, toffee and a touch of caramel sweetness. When I had the original I thought the nose was weak, again I think so, but there is a strong bourbon aspect to bump it up a bit.

Lots of bourbon again initially. THen dark chocolate and toffee. Alcohol notes after the swallow. Not overly toasted, but lots of malts. I agree with the malt ball candy taste I've heard describe this beer before, but now with bourbon.

Creamy thick, oily and slick on the tongue. Superb really. Flavor sticks but washes away soon after.

This is a definate sipper. Its a high-quality bourbon stout but the strong alcohol notes make this one hard to drink after a while. If I had this one again it'd need to be a cold night and I'd need about two hours to work on it. A great beer though and a must try.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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5/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Exiled for sharing this hand bottle.

The beer pours black with a dark brown head. The aroma is roasted malt and whiskey but I also get something that resembles trash. (It is not necessarily bad, but that is what it reminded me of. It smelled like Mikkeller Black Hole.) The flavor has a slight whiskey oak character with some roasted malt and alcohol. Thick, creamy mouthfeel and low carbonation. Not a bad beer, but I don't like it near as much as regular Ten Fidy.

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Photo of Prospero
4.75/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bpfrush
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of buyyourfreedom
4.44/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mondegreen
4.42/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz CBX filled Bomber into a Founders Balloon Tulip.

Pours pitch black with a thin foamy persistent head.

Nose is dark roast, wood, vanilla, and bourbon. Pleasant mesh of flavors here.

Taste is big on roast and wood, the vanilla lingers in the background, and the bourbon sits way in the background. Long woodsy finish. As it warms, the bourbon becomes more integrated into the beer. Wonderful.

Silky smooth, if a little light for the style.

Drinks very well, glad to have been able to save this one for my bday. Kudos to CBX for the effort of bottling it.

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Photo of rudylaw
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of glid02
4.59/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this at the Brick Store in Atlanta.

Pours completely black with just a few large brown bubbles on top. The bartender moved the glass down as far as possible but still no head. The top of the beer is very oily-looking and there's not a whole lot of lacing here.

Smells mostly of whiskey at first, then as it warms roasted malt and chocolate aromas shine through a bit more.

Tastes very good. The whiskey isn't as pronounced in the taste as it is in the smell. Roasted malt, chocolate, and whiskey all blend together very well. As the beer warms the chocolate flavors take over slightly. Bitterness is solid throughout.

Mouthfeel is good. Very thick with just enough carbonation so that it's not flat-tasting. Smooth.

Drinkability is good. The whiskey aroma draws me in, and the flavors keep me wanting more. Beers like this make me upset we can't fill growlers.

Overall I prefer this just slightly to regular Ten FIDY, but I'll take either of them any day of the week. Give this one a try if you see it around.

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4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of advent
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of mdaschaf
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%

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Ten FIDY (Whiskey Barrel) from Oskar Blues Grill & Brew
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